Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) is about stress and how we’re coping with it. Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. So if you are beginning to feel the pressure, don’t suffer in silence. Make the call. There is also a web chat service available if you'd prefer to chat online rather than over the phone. Please see Kent County Council's Release the Pressure page for details.
Longer, happier and healthier lives
We all want to live longer, happier and healthier lives and promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do.
Many factors combine to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, not just the use of health care services. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, income, education, life experiences, behaviours and choices, and our relationships with family and friends. These factors are often referred to as the "wider determinants of health".
We are in a good position to influence many of these factors not just through our core services but also our wider leadership role supporting communities and influencing other organisations. Through our work, we want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.
There are many ways to stay healthy and active in the Dover district. For example, did you know that we look after more than 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands? Please see our Leisure & Tourism pages for further information on how you can get active in the district.
Take control of your health
It's never too late to take control of your health.
Take the 'How are you' online health quiz to find out how you are doing.
For further information and advice, please see the Health and Wellbeing pages below.
Health and Wellbeing Pages
Tops tips for staying safe in the hot weather
Making small changes now can improve your health right away
Continue living active, independent and fulfilled lives. Find out about the Later Life project and address book
How children and young people can be happier, healthier, safer, more fulfilled and ready for adult life
Improving Health and Wellbeing Together in the South Kent Coast
Find out about plans to improve health and social care in Kent & Medway
A plain English guide to the most commonly used health and social care words and phrases
How the structure of the NHS in England was reorganised in 2013
We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents
Leisure & Tourism »
How you can get active in the Dover district
Tel: 01304 872311 or 872314